Learning to model software architecture using UML
UML is a standard graphical representation that allows us to visualize the specification and design architecture of the software solution; it is a simplified way in which to communicate our architecture to the solution stakeholders. The purpose of the UML is to provide the development team and the business analysts with a unified design modeling notation that empowers them to explain complex business processes with simplified diagrams. Additionally, it enables us to construct and visualize the different software components and how they relate together, which defines the entire design architecture of the solution.
There are two categories of UML diagrams: structural and behavioral. Structural diagrams emphasize the static view of the system. They are used to visualize the different components and objects of the software. Mainly, they describe what is contained in a system.